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Fountain of Bakhchisarai

(orig. Russ. title Bakhchisaraisky fontan) Ballet in four acts with choreography by Zakharov, libretto by N. Volkov, music by Asafiev, and design by Khodasevich. Premiered 28 ...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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..., the father of the famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky , turned his attention to the theme of the poem and produced a ballet he called The Victim of Jealousy in 1892 . He lent a religious-mystical quality to the work, and in the finale celestial bodies burned brightly as the spirit of the heroine Maria soared above them. The Fountain of Bakhchisarai inaugurated the era of Pushkin-based Soviet ballets. The ballet's creators aspired to capture as far as possible the spirit of Pushkin's poem, which easily translated into the language of the stage. The...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Fountain of Bakhchisarai, The (orig. Russ. title Bakhchisaraisky fontan ) Ballet in four acts with choreography by Zakharov , libretto by N. Volkov , music by Asafiev , and design by Khodasevich . Premiered 28 Sept. 1934 by GATOB in Leningrad with Ulanova , Vecheslova , and Mikhail Dudko . It is based on Pushkin's poem of the same title and tells the story of Maria, a Polish princess who is abducted by Khan Girei . Though she does not return his love she still arouses the jealousy of his chief wife Zarema who stabs her. In his grief the Khan builds a...

Fountain of Bakhchisarai

Fountain of Bakhchisarai  

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(orig. Russ. title Bakhchisaraisky fontan)Ballet in four acts with choreography by Zakharov, libretto by N. Volkov, music by Asafiev, and design by Khodasevich. Premiered 28 Sept. 1934 by GATOB in ...
Pushkin ballets

Pushkin ballets  

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Works by the Russian writer Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837) have provided the inspiration for many ballets, especially in Russia. A list includes Glushkovsky's Ruslan and Lyudmila (Moscow, 1821), ...
Rostislav Zakharov

Rostislav Zakharov  

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(b Astrakhan, 7 Sept. 1907; d Moscow, 14 Jan. 1984)Soviet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and teacher. He studied at the Petrograd State Ballet School (later the Leningrad Ballet School) with ...
Alla Shelest

Alla Shelest  

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(b Smolensk, 29 Feb. 1919; d St Petersburg, 7 Dec. 1998)Russian dancer and teacher. She studied at the Leningrad Ballet School with E. Gerdt and Vaganova and graduated in 1937 into the Kirov Ballet ...
Boris Asafiev

Boris Asafiev  

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(pen-name: Igor Glyebov; b St Petersburg, 29 Jul. 1884; d Moscow, 27 Jan. 1949)Russian musicologist and composer. He was rehearsal pianist at the Mariinsky Ballet and in 1906 invited the student ...
Mikhail Gabovich

Mikhail Gabovich  

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(b Velikiye Gulyaki, Ukraine, 7 Dec. 1905; d Moscow, 12 Jul. 1965)Russian dancer and teacher. He studied at the Bolshoi Ballet School (Moscow Theatre School), a pupil of Alexander Gorsky and Vasily ...
Natalia Bessmertnova

Natalia Bessmertnova  

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(b Moscow, 19 Jul. 1941; d Moscow, 19 Feb. 2008)Russian dancer. Star of the Bolshoi Ballet for three decades. She trained at the Moscow Bolshoi School from 1953 to 1961, and graduated into the ...
Konstantin Sergeyev

Konstantin Sergeyev  

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(b St Petersburg, 5 Mar. 1910; d St Petersburg, 1 Apr. 1992)Soviet dancer and choreographer. He took evening classes at the Leningrad Ballet School and danced with the Joseph Kschessinsky company ...
Vladimir Ponomarev

Vladimir Ponomarev  

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(b St Petersburg, 22 Jul. 1892; d Budapest, 21 Mar. 1951)Russian dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He studied at the Imperial Theatre School in St Petersburg and graduated into the Mariinsky ...
Finnish National Ballet

Finnish National Ballet  

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Finland's national ballet company. It was founded (as the Finnish Opera Ballet) in 1921 under the direction of Edvard Fazer who imported George Gé from St Petersburg Imperial Ballet as ballet master. ...
Tom Schilling

Tom Schilling  

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(b Esperstedt, 23 Jan. 1928)German dancer, choreographer, and dance director. He studied at Dessau Opera Ballet School and later with Hoyer (while he was dancing in Dresden in 1945) and with Wigman ...
Agrippina Vaganova

Agrippina Vaganova  

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(b St Petersburg, 26 Jun. 1879; d St Petersburg, 5 Nov. 1951)Soviet dancer, teacher, and director. She trained at the Imperial Theatre School in St Petersburg, a student of Ivanov, Vazem, Pavel ...
Vakhtang Chabukiani

Vakhtang Chabukiani  

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(b Tbilisi, 12 Mar. 1910; d Tbilisi, 5 Apr. 1992)Soviet dancer, choreographer, ballet master, and teacher. His early studies were with Maria Perrini in Tbilisi; then from 1926 he attended the ...
Kasyan Goleizovsky

Kasyan Goleizovsky  

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(b Moscow, 5 Mar. 1892; d Moscow, 4 May 1970)Russian dancer and choreographer. Pioneering member of the Moscow avant-garde during the 1920s. He studied first in Moscow and then (1902–9) in St ...
Galina Ulanova

Galina Ulanova  

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(b St Petersburg, 8 Jan. 1910; d Moscow, 21 Mar. 1998)Soviet dancer and teacher. One of the definitive Russian ballerinas of the 20th century. She was the daughter of the regisseur Serge Ulanov and ...
Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin  

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(1799–1837),Russia's greatest poet, whose works include lyric poems, Byronic verse narratives, prose stories, historical dramas, and the great political poem The Bronze Horseman (1833). His novel in ...
Mariinsky Ballet

Mariinsky Ballet  

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Russian ballet company based at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It dates back to court performances given by dancers trained at the Empress Anna Ivanovna's school, which evolved into a ...
St Petersburg

St Petersburg  

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See also Kirov; Russia. The birthplace of Russian ballet. The Empress Anna Ivanovna founded a school in 1738 under the direction of Landé and from this developed the Imperial company which performed ...

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